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First Reading

Terry F  •  Link

Wife of Sir Arthur Haslerigge of Covent-garden Parish.

From: 'House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 25 May 1641', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 2: 1640-1643 (1802), p. 156. URL: http://british.history.ac.uk/repo…. Date accessed: 17 October 2005.

language hat  •  Link

I'm confused.
Pepys seems to talk about Arthur Haselrigge (el) and Mrs. Haslerigge (le). Was she really married to him? And why is there no information available about her? I know Charles had a lot of mistresses, but it seems odd she's only mentioned by Pepys. She doesn't show up, for instance, in the list of royal mistresses and their offspring in The English Royal Family of America from Jamestown to the American Revolution, by Michael A Beatty.

CGS  •  Link

It seems the dates be wrong for this lady [wife of sir A.H.] to be a cumly mistress to entice a well seasoned Roue in to begotting a childe of a 30ish maid, far too olde, married 1640/1643.
This lass, along with many [many?]others did not have the savvy to wrest a incum from our Charley, therefore did not warrant a place in history.

CGS  •  Link

both spellings be in use [dyslexic?]
see 'The Diary of Thomas Burton: 28 February 1658-9', Diary of Thomas Burton esq, volume 3: January - March 1659 (1828), pp. 503-48. URL: http://british.history.ac.uk/repo…. Date accessed: 11 November 2005.
also next day march 1:
interesting diary of what the house be telling about the resolving the ruling problem.

Second Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

language hat, apparently you have resolved your confusion. Among the court "news" Pepys was told 17 October 1662 on returning to London from Brampton by Creed and Ferrers was "that Mrs. Haslerigge, the great beauty, is got with child, and now brought to bed, and lays it to the King or the Duke of York." Neither of the royal brothers owned paternity.

Third Reading

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Sir Arthur Hesilrige also spelled his name Haselrig, Hazelrig, Haselrigge, etc. These things were not settled.

His second wife's name was Lady Dorothy Greville Hesilrige, and she died in January, 1650 at Noseley, Harborough District, Leicestershire.

They had 5 children:
Frances Hesilrige Humble unknown–1693

Katharine Hesilrige Babington 1635–1670

Arthur Hesilrige 1638–1649, died aged 11, so no wife.

Robert Hesilrige 1638–1713 -- he married Lady Bridget Rolle Hesilrige who died 26 July, 1697 at Noseley.

Dorothy Hesilrige Douset 1643–1705

And there was a half brother named Thomas Hesilrige (presumably from Sir Arthur's first wife) 1625-1680. He married Lady Elizabeth Fenwick Hesilrige who died 30 May 1673, also at Noseley.

So this story's Mrs. Haselrigge may have been a daughter, daughter-in-law, niece or other unfortunate female relative -- or someone posing as a Hesilrige.

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